Boys hoops roundup: North keeps streak going

Boys hoops roundup: North keeps streak going

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Boys hoops roundup: North keeps streak going

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Give him a few more quarters, and Ethan Guske could have had 100 points.

Sheboygan North’s star shooter lit up for 24 points, and the Golden Raiders kept their undefeated season chugging along Friday night with an 85-65 win on the road at Green Bay Preble.

“I think the overall offensive play of Ethan was special tonight,” North coach Tom Desotell said. But he nodded to some of the team’s other bucket-makers, in particular Davis Larson, who scored 21 points, and nearly turned it into a double-double with nine rebounds.

“Davis Larson kind of dominated the inside there,” Desotell said.

But North took a while to heat up, jogging out to just a two-point lead after the first quarter before exploding for a better effort in the second quarter to take a 50-29 lead at halftime.

“We’re a small team, and we’ve got to compete every day or we look bad. We did not look good in the first quarter,” Desotell said, noting the Raiders’ defensive effort came up short in the opening eight minutes. “… We had too many easy baskets we gave up.”

Dominic Mahn’s 14 points made him the only other Golden Raider with double-digit scoring Friday.

The win gives North a still-stellar 9-0 overall record and a 5-0 mark in the Fox River Classic Conference.

Preble (4-6, 2-3 FRCC) got strong scoring from Olentda Bryant, Connor Lemmens and Devontae Pinckney, who finished with 15, 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Sheb. North……24 26 17 18 — 85

G.B. Preble……..22 7 13 23 — 65

Sheboygan North — Guske 24, Larson 21, Mahn 14, Campion 8, Stengel 6, Hameister 5, Haese 3, Lang 2, Scheib 2. 3-pt: Guske 2, Campion 1, Hameister 1, Haese 1. FT: 12-18. Fouls: 19.

Green Bay Preble — Bryant 15, Lemmens 14, Pinckney 13, Kraft 6, Hernandez 5, McIntyre 5, Delwiche 3, Berceau 1, Charles 1. 3-pt: Lemmens 4, McIntyre 1, Hernandez 1. FT: 9-20. Fouls: 14.

West Allis Cent. 71, Sheboygan South 56

One of the top sophomores in the state, Brandon Key, scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs to the non-conference win at home.

“He’s very quick, very athletic, very fast,” South coach Tim Schultz said of the 5-11 guard who knocked down five 3-pointers. “You have to pick your poison. If you get up on him he’ll go by you, if you play back he’ll shoot over you.”

For the game, Central (5-4) connected on nine 3s, and a 31-11 third quarter helped push the game in its favor.

South (0-9) led 32-30 at halftime despite once again being down to nine players due to injuries and illness. The Redwings closed to within nine in the fourth quarter and had a look at an open 3 to cut it to six, but couldn’t connect.

“We had the lead at half, and we played well,” Schultz said. “The game was closer than the score.”

Matt Schroeder led all scorers with 22 points before fouling out, and Schultz was impressed with sophomore Sam Selk, who added 11 points in his first career start.

“We played really well team defense,” Schultz said. “Good team offense.”

Sheb. South…12 20 11 13 — 56

West Allis Central…10 20 31 10 — 71

Sheb. South — M. Schroeder 22, Pitsch 8, Knuth 9, Amundsen 4, Selk 11, Miller 2. 3-pt: M. Schroeder 3, Pitsch 2, Knuth. FT: 14-17. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: M. Schroeder.

West Allis Central — Mlachnik 9, Helm 2, J. Martin 10, E. Martin 10, Leavy 7, Key 21, Koefler 2, Cummings 10. 3-pt: Key 5, Mlachnik 3, Leavy. FT: 6-13. Fouls: 18.

Plymouth 75, New Holstein 32

Cory Unger led the Panthers (9-0, 6-0 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) with 19 points.

Hunter King-Whitney had 14 points for the Huskies (2-7, 2-4).

A complete box score was unavailable at press time.

Plymouth…23 23 19 10 — 75

New Holstein…6 11 10 5 — 32

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